The main Balgal Beach (840) lies 5 km from the highway and the small settlement parallels the northern kilometre of the beach. There is a store and caravan park as well as a boat ramp into the creek, which can only be used at mid to high tide. The beach... Read more
The main Balgal Beach (840) lies 5 km from the highway and the small settlement parallels the northern kilometre of the beach. There is a store and caravan park as well as a boat ramp into the creek, which can only be used at mid to high tide. The beach runs south-east for 9.5 km to the rocks of Douglas Hill. There are three additional access roads to the central portion of the beach; two of these are off the Balgal Road, with housing development occurring at each. The beach is backed by a low, grassy foredune and receives waves averaging 0.5 m that maintain a 50 m wide, moderate gradient high tide beach and a 100 to 200 m wide, low gradient low tide bar. Waves spill across a wide surf zone at mid to low tide, while rips, when present, are usually weak.
It is a relatively safe beach with a wide, low gradient surf and usually low waves.
Usually only low, spilling breakers that pick up with the Trades.
Best in the creek and over the rock reefs at high tide.
Balgal is a quiet little settlement with limited tourist facilities, but close enough to the highway to warrant a visit.Read less
Wind: Southwesterly to southeasterly about 10 knots. Winds tending northeasterly inshore during the afternoon and early evening.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:40 pm
Wind: East to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: 40% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Sunny afternoon.
Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 pm
Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Swell: Below 0.5 metres.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.
|Sun 22nd||12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:40 pm|
|Mon 23rd||12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 pm|
|Tue 24th||12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:40 pm|
|Wed 25th||13 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:00 am to 3:40 pm|
SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.